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Thanks for taking the time to read my review on this awesome camera from CANON. I do a great deal of shopping online and also sell items on EBAY-clothing and shoes usually. I have used this camera over and over to take cameras for my Auctions on EBAY and another popular site. It's so easy to use that my Mom, God Bless her heart, is afraid of technology but found THIS camera the easiest and most professional to use.
The ultra-thin, ultra-stylish PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH offers a full range of enhanced shooting features that make taking pictures more comfortable and more exciting.
A marvel of Canon engineering, this compact powerhouse has a super-sized 3.0 inch LCD screen. It's the BEST screen I have ever had in a digital camera.
High resolution and superior comfort: Elegant and stylish 6.0 Megapixel Digital ELPH with high-quality 3x Optical Zoom and UA Lens. Stylishly elegant yet impressively powerful, the PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH has the resolution you need to produce magnificent full-sized prints and on-screen images.
The high-quality Canon 3x optical zoom delivers the clarity and sharpness that make even the smallest details come to life.
Better shots, easier replay: PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH incorporates a big new 3.0 inch LCD screen for a truly eye-opening view. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear picture and wider viewing angle to make shooting, playback and using the camera's menu functions especially convenient.
And when you're shooting at dusk or at night, the Night Display function lets you see the display clearly. It brightens the object while you compose your shot by reducing the frame rate on the LCD screen.
Canon innovation enhances your experience: The PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH features new ISO 800 and High ISO Auto settingsthat reduce the effects of camera shake and sharpen subjects in low-light situations with high shutter speeds, giving you greater flexibility for shooting.
Advanced imaging technology improves every photo: Canon's DIGIC II Image Processor is designed to improve processing speed and image quality, so DIGIC II provides markedly faster startup, autofocus and playback, plus it assures that every image is more colorfully vibrant.
iSAPS Technology is an entirely original scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the fast DIGIC II Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.
Shoot and view wide images: The PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH includes a widescreen resolution option, producing images and film clips that are perfect for your widescreen TV or computer monitor.
Superior quality movies: Fast Frame Rate Movie Mode allows you to record extremely smooth, full-motion movie clips for up to 1 minute long in QVGA at 60 fps (320x240 pixels). With ahighly flexible movie mode, you can create the movie that's perfect for any application.
Select from VGA (640x480 pixels) and QVGA (320x240 pixels) withframe rates of 30 fps and 15 fps for recording up to 1 hour or 1GB. Plus CompactMovie Mode (QQVGA; 160x120 pixels) records at 15 fps for up to 3 minutes.
There are simply too many features and details to tell you and EBAY only is allowing me a little space. If I can help you in ANY way, please let me know. If you can get this camera under $299, you're getting a GREAT deal! Good Luck!
Peter Cannice in AZ.
I Love the small size of this camera! Even without a viewfinder it is easy to take beautiful pictures with the large LED screen. Canon is known for quality camera's that take quality pictures. I had been looking for this camera for a reasonable price, not paying retail. On Ebay I Won an Auction for a great price and I am so happy that I kept looking! Love the camera and you would NOT go wrong purchasing this model.
This camera is great,, its compact and light yet it takes some gret pictures, i love how when you turn the camera the pictures turn also.. one thing that i dont like is that you cant see the battery life... only when its dieing,, but besides that its a top of the line camera for a very good price i got mine at bestbuy for $249 and i just recently purchased a canon pixma printer.. you can connect the camera to the printer and just press a button and print the picture... no need of connecting it to the pc
I bought this camera to replace an older dated Sony Mavica. Have a need for the macro close up function and also wanted the smaller more portable pocket size. This is an excellent small digital camera. The view screen is large and easy to see in all but the brightest sunlight. It has several in camera effects and takes good quality videos as well. I am still exploring the capabilities of this camera and have quickly become very comfortable with it. I would highly recommend this model to any one with average to advanced amateur photo interests that wants a pocket sized 6 Megapixel camera. My only disappointment has been the digital zooms low quality images at high magnification. Great battery life, 100-200 images per charge without flash. Additional batteries are inexpensive, carry 2 or 3 charged! The SD cards are common and very affordable, carry 2 or 3 1 Gig for 1,000's of photos! This little camera is a winner for me.
I have used Digital Cameras for years. This is certainly one of the better buys for the money. The screen is large which makes it easy to understand what you "shot" will look like. Also the shutter speed is great. Many people focus on the Pixels...but once you are above 5 there isn't much of a variance. Also the quality of the video capturing is unreal for such a small device.
Keep in mind this camera is intended for family photos. I am not comparing this to the professional cameras that have extended lenses. Bottom line, if you are in the market for a quality multipurpose camera that can fit in your pocket, you can't go wrong with this Canon Powershot SD630.
This is my second digital camera purchase and I have hit the jackpot! It is easy to use and the display is almost the size of the camera! One of the largest displays from a digital camera. The display is truthful when you take a picture and it shows up on the display. If the picture did not expose properly it will show you so you can trash that picture and take another one. It is compact and will fit in a shirt pocket or small soft case. It comes with a strap, 16 MB memory card (holds 3 pictures in a 6.0 mega pixel setting), several manuals and software for your computer, battery, charger, USB connector for your computer to download your pictures, and an Audio/Video cord to plug the camera directly to the TV to watch a slide show of the photo's that are on your camera. I purchased another battery as I take a lot of pictures. I also purchased a 2 GB memory disk that holds up over 1,000 pictures. The camera will take macro shots (up close to 1.5 inches), continuous shooting, 2 self-timer modes, auto flash, red eye reduction flash, fill flash, digital zoom, short movie clips up to 3 minutes, panoramic views, sepia (old time photo's that look similar to b/w photography) date display on photo, color swap mode (change the color of an object in the picture) and many more features. It is designed for a beginner and an advanced photographer. It is a great point-n-shoot camera. When purchasing a memory card, I would consider a 1 GB or larger and make sure it is a high quality memory card. If you buy an after market one that is not fast, your pictures will not display as quickly as a higher quality one. The higher quality memory cards will display your picture much quicker and last longer. I have been more than pleased and am amazed at all the wonderful modes the camera has for you to experiment with. I have a printer that the memory card fits in and I download my pictures directly to my computer so I don't do use USB cable that is comes with to download my pictures directly to the computer as this can take more time. I highly recommend this camera for the ease of use and the compact size. Investing in a camera like this one will be worthwhile and you will not be disappointed. I hope this review was helpful for you.
A great starter camera with excellent features. This user friendly camera was at one time a top of the line model. A few years later it still holds its own. It may not be a 12 mega pixel monster but it takes great pictures and is very east to use. The speed is incredible and it never misses a beat. It's much faster then my newer replacement Canon so I bought another one of these on Ebay to use as a work camera. For $70 you too can find a great second hand SD630. I have tried them all and this one is by far a winner.
I had this camera previously & it was stolen. I knew I loved the small size of the camera & it had a very large screen for it's size. It takes VERY good pics in my opinion. More zoom would be good, but overall very happy with this brand and model. The price was good, a little more than 1/2 what we paid at BestBuy. The extras are awesome, especially the additional memory card. What I did not know was that the camera was refurbished. I think the ad was misleading as it said "Factory sealed box". I supposed that does not mean new, but I believe it was implied. Do I think that will make a difference in the preformance? No, actually I believe it will have little if any difference at all. I may have still purchased it because the price was good, it just would have been nice to know.
The Canon SD630 camera is a great camera. Easily fits in my shirt pocket, and has many features for taking pictures in all kinds of conditions. I have found the battery to last through a whole day of vacation pictures. This is my second digital camera and has much to offer for taking pictures. I tried to buy this camera using Ebay, however the seller was a fraud, and Ebay did not help me recover from my loss. I may never use Ebay again for purchases like this camera since they still do not provide any protection from fraudulent sellers. Thanks for an opportunity to reveiw the camera, it is great, just don't use Ebay to buy one......
I like this camera because of it's big screen. It's very easy to take pictures with it because I don't have to squint at small screens and blindly point and hope I got the picture. I like the fact that the screen is so convenient and huge. I also like the fact that in the front, the camera looks like any other Canon camera but in the back, you can tell that it's different because it's a glossy black.